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News and Speeches for Ministry of Health & Wellness

102 patients able to regain their vision after cataract surgery

31 October 2023

During the week of 16 to 20 October 2023, a team of health care workers from the Belgium organisation, Smile and See Foundation, performed 102 cataract surgeries at the Vrendendal Hospital Eye Care Centre. Read More

Strengthening community relationships is key to improving mental health

26 October 2023

Strengthening community relationships is key to improving mental health and wellbeing for residents Read More

Deon Lackay defies the odds: beats stroke and slims down!

24 October 2023

This Stroke Awareness Week (25 October – 1 November), we are calling on all the residents of the Western Cape to make healthier choices to reduce their risk of having a stroke. One incredible survivor, Mr Deon Lackay of Pniel, describes recovery... Read More

5th consecutive clean audit underlines DoHW’s good governance and quality

23 October 2023

5th consecutive clean audit underlines Department of Health and Wellness’s good governance and quality healthcare services    Today, the Western Cape Department of Health Wellness tabled its Annual Report for the 2022/23 financial year. Read More

To eliminate cervical cancer one day, the key is vaccinating young girls

23 October 2023

The Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness supports ongoing efforts to eliminate cervical cancer as a public health threat one day. An effective way in which it does this is through improving access for young girls to human papillomavirus (... Read More

Breast cancer survivors share stories of hope and ways to cope

20 October 2023

Ten years ago, Bishop Lavis resident Trini Arries was diagnosed with breast cancer. Three months after her breast cancer diagnosis, Trini received another health update and was diagnosed with stage three pancreatic cancer. Read More

"Mental wellness begins in childhood": Nurse encourages mental wellness for all

20 October 2023

"Mental wellness begins in childhood": Nurse encourages mental wellness for young and old Read More

GSH and RCWMCH reach major milestone with 50th kidney transplant

19 October 2023

Groote Schuur Hospital and Red Cross Children’s Hospital reach major milestone with 50th kidney transplant Read More

Western Cape EMS build strong relationships with communities, in support of life

18 October 2023

Providing emergency medical services to residents in need of help at the proper time while building good relations with communities is a high priority to the Western Cape’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Read More

Home-based rehabilitation helped Aunty Milli’s mental health and stroke recovery

17 October 2023

Mildred Swanepoel (69) also known as “Aunty Milli” from New Woodlands, Mitchells Plain loved baking for her family and her community. Unfortunately, Aunty Milli succumbed to a stroke on 3 August 2022 which severely weakened the right side of her... Read More

Helping communities make better choices this National Nutrition Week

12 October 2023

As the Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness commemorates National Nutrition Week from 9 to 15 October 2023, the message is that healthy eating is a key component of a healthy lifestyle and community. Read More

Department committed to improving quality of life of palliative care patients

12 October 2023

Department committed to improving the quality of life of palliative care patients and families    Read More

Occupational therapists lead awareness campaign to support patients

9 October 2023

Managing everyday life with physical, mental or developmental ailments can be challenging for children and adults. Read More

Clinicians at Tygerberg and Groote Schuur Hospital perform MitraClip procedures

5 October 2023

Clinicians at Tygerberg Hospital and Groote Schuur Hospital perform MitraClip procedures – a first in South Africa    Read More

Nurses empower Ravensmead community with youth-friendly service

4 October 2023

In effort to empower and improve the wellness of adolescents and youth in Ravensmead, Western Cape Government Health and Wellness nurses launched an off-site adolescent and youth friendly (AYFS) service in the community on Tuesday, 3 October 2023. Read More

1000th patient can hear thanks to cochlear implant surgery at Tygerberg Hospital

3 October 2023

Athule Mgodeli (27), who has been deaf for many years of his life, became the 1 000th individual treated with cochlear implants by Tygerberg Hospital on 29 September 2023. The hospital is one of the largest tertiary health facilities in the country... Read More